VISUAL ARTS AWARD 2006 RECIPIENT and JURY
Stan Douglas is an internationally renowned photographer, filmmaker and multimedia installation artist who was born in 1960 in Vancouver where he currently lives and works. He studied fine arts at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. His work has been collected and exhibited worldwide.
A member of the "Vancouver School" of photo-conceptualism, Douglas has created distinctive and compelling installation art, incorporating film, video and photography. In recent years, he has devoted much of his time to a number of ambitious projects that challenge traditional modes of narrative filmmaking.
Douglas has exhibited widely since his first solo show in 1981. Solo exhibitions of his art have been organized by major institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario (1987), Musée national d'art moderne in Paris (1994), the Vancouver Art Gallery (1999), the Art Institute of Chicago (2000) and the Serpentine Gallery in London (2002). His work has also been included in a large number of group exhibitions, including the Biennale of Sydney (1990, 1996 and 2000), Venice Biennale (1990, 2001 and 2005), Documenta in Kassel, Germany, (1992, 1997 and 2002), Whitney Biennial in New York (1995), Carnegie International in Pittsburg (1995), Berlin Biennale (1998), and Moving Pictures at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2003). Douglas' work is the subject of numerous publications, including a monograph from Britain's prestigious Phaidon Press in 1998 and a new work by Philip Monk from German publisher Dumont in 2006.
Douglas was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1989 and at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1992. He was awarded a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to work in Berlin in 1994. He received the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (Canada) in 1999 and the Arnold Bode Prize (Germany) in 2001.
Screened as a World Premiere at the 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival, Douglas' latest work, Klatsassin, is an exploration of time and perception, bound together to create British Columbian history. Projected directly off a computer hard drive, the film permutes for six days without exactly repeating.
Stan Douglas is represented by the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City www.davidzwirner.com and the Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid www.helgadealvear.net
VISUAL ARTS AWARD
The Hnatyshyn Foundation is grateful for the contribution of the expert jury of arts professionals who selected the 2007 recipients of the Visual Arts Awards.
Mr. Scott Watson, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
Ms. Catherine Crowston, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Ms. Darlene Coward Wight, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Ms. Kitty Scott, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Serpentine Gallery, London (England)
Ms. Paulette Gagnon, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Mr. Robin Metcalfe, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax